Tony Romani has spent the better part of the past thirteen years advising companies and entrepreneurs on strategy, acquisitions and partial exits. After becoming an entrepreneur at the age of 20 and building two small companies in Bucharest over the ensuing 4 years, he moved to New York in 1999 where he worked for Ian Schrager, one of the titans of the hospitality industry.
After a short stint at Amex, in 2004 Tony moved to the Capital Markets Audit & Assurance group at PwC, servicing clients such as Goldman Sachs, AQR Capital, Cerberus Partners or AIG FP. From 2007 onwards he also worked for UBS Investment Bank and two boutique investment banks focused on the financial services sector, first in the US and later in Europe. During the turmoil surrounding the global financial crisis started in 2008 he was involved in several completed transactions but also many failed ones, in the insurance, asset management, banking and financial products sub-sectors on the two continents.
As he moved back to Europe, from 2010 he focused primarily on clients and investments in South Eastern Europe where he was involved in Gothaer’s entry to the Romanian insurance market, Netcity Telecom’s acquisition by Direct One, GoodBee’s majority sale to Erste as well as other transactions where the information was non-public. He graduated Summa Cum Laudae from Baruch College in NYC and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School. He is fluent in English and Romanian and has been a founding member at non-profits such as Teach for Romania and Code4Romania.